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Natalia Shelikhova: Russian Oligarch of Alaska Commerce
edited by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Petrov
University of Alaska Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-1-60223-066-8 | Paper: 978-1-60223-073-6
Library of Congress Classification F907.S55B55 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.801092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This volume makes available for the first time in English a variety of primary source materials relating to the life and work of Natalia Shelikov, a pioneering nineteenth-century Russian-American businesswoman. As a principal of the Russian-American Company, Shelikov worked in Alaska, and her business acumen and wide-ranging connections—including the empress of Russia and a swathe of northern leaders—were crucial to the growth of Alaska’s economy, as well as to the welfare of the Native people, in whose life and culture she took a strong interest. The letters, petitions, and personal documents presented here will be indispensable for students of Alaska and nineteenth-century women’s history.

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